CREEM Magazine, 1970
A fellow native of Detroit, Aretha Franklin loomed large in the pages of CREEM, with reviews of her albums and performances often cloaked in a feeling of awe from even the most curmudgeonous of writers. “This is going to sound like a fan letter. But I can’t help it. When Aretha Franklin is at her best, I cannot imagine that anyone could be better. She purrs, shouts, croons, moans... every single emotion known to woman is contained within the several octaves that she has at her command,” CREEM writer Lisa Robinson wrote in her December 1970 review of one of Franklin’s shows after the release of Spirit In The Dark earlier that year. A quintessential CREEM album then, and now.